Radiation Safety Refresher for Radiation Producing Machine (xrd) Safety. Conrad Sherman x9-3911 RSO/Health Physicist Marcus Balanky x9-5167 ARSO/ Health Physicist Vern Ares x9-5167 Assistant Health Physicist Environmental Health & Safety Radiation Safety.
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Conrad Sherman x9-3911
Marcus Balanky x9-5167
ARSO/ Health Physicist
Vern Ares x9-5167
Assistant Health Physicist
Environmental Health & Safety
Location of EHS/Radiation published materials http://ehs.ucsc.edu/lab_research_safety/xray_safety.php
You are here (xrd) Safety
Pregnancy Policy (xrd) Safety
Slides modified from a class offered by John Pickering SJSU Radiation safety Officer
As the voltage increases the penetration increases
As the Current increases the dose rate increases
The total power
P = V x I
When fast-moving electrons slam into a metal object, x-rays are produced. The kinetic energy of the electron is transformed into electromagnetic energy.
Produces damage through ionization and excitation
Low dose, low-dose rate radiation exposure. The effects are in great dispute. It is thought that the effects of a protracted dose of radiation are not as great as with an acute dose because of biological repair mechanisms.
skin that contains most of the nerve endings so one does not feel an X-Ray burn until the damage has been done
As Low As Reasonably Achievable
other safety devices
whenever working with XRD
[Be aware that shutter mechanisms can
fail. Warning lights can fail.]
Environmental Health & Safety x9-2553